Doctor Who 60th Anniversary
Water Projections

Water Screen Projections

We delivered a water-based projection display in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who. Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction television series, and premiered on BBC television on 23 November 1963.

The show included Doctor Who original content including Daleks, the Tardis, and stunning projections to commemorate Doctor Who Day on 23 November and mark the 60th anniversary of the renowned sci-fi series. We collaborated with BBC Wales to present a nightly water-based projection display, taking place over four days at Cardiff Bay’s Roath Basin.

The content was produced by the BBC using a storyline developed by veteran Doctor Who script editor Gary Russell. We then provided advice on how to effectively optimise the content for the water screen to achieve the greatest results for the display. The show utilises two PT RZ21 Panasonic projectors with a Madmapper media server, which projects images and content onto a 30-metre water screen, power by  2 x 55kW Pumps, which has been installed  in the basin.

Highlights from the last 60 years of the IP are included in the audio-visual performance, including The Doctor, the Time Lord’s allies and enemies, and an exclusive preview of the soon-to-be fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa.

Tammy Bois. Production Coordinator, BBC CYMRU WALES:

“The project went so smoothly and was a total success – everyone is still spreading the content on socials and the numbers that turned up were fabulous, it was all more than we could have hoped for.

You as a company were just a dream to work with, I can’t thank everyone enough for their patience, expertise and support throughout the whole thing.

Again just huge thanks for everything you all did and for making the project go the way it did – we are dreaming up ideas now of what we can do next!! It has given us the bug”.